The Rainbow Fish Activities and Crafts for Preschoolers

Here’s a collection of Rainbow Fish Activities for Preschoolers that includes a variety of activities that compliment this book in a wonderful way. From fun crafts and printable pages to alphabet activities and dice games, it is the perfect way to extend this story for your young learner 

The Rainbow Fish is a great book for young children by Marcus Pfister about a fish that learns the importance of sharing one of his shiny scales and becomes a good friend. The Rainbow Fish book is a picture book that illustrates these important lessons in a fun way and that’s why it is a favorite book among teachers.

Rainbow Fish Activities for Preschoolers

Rainbow Fish Activities

Rainbow Fish Activities for Preschoolers


Print the Rainbow Fish Dice Game

This is a great activity to practice counting and number recognition. This game is a great addition to any math center.

  1. This is a one player game. 
  2. Roll the die and cover the number you roll. You can use pom poms, buttons, or gems to cover it with.
  3. Continue to roll and cover. 
  4. When you cover all of the numbers, you win!


Rainbow Fish Activities for Preschoolers


Download and Print the Free Rainbow Fish Mazes

You can print these on a piece of paper or cover them in page protector or lamination and use a dry erase marker to help the rainbow fish get to his friend. 


Rainbow Fish Activities for Preschoolers


Download the FREE Rainbow Fish Number Cards

Ways to use the number cards:

  1. Put them in order from 1-10
  2. Use gems or pom poms as bubbles and count the matching number of bubbles for each fish. 
  3. Print two copies and play Memory.


Rainbow Fish Dot to Dot and Coloring Page

Print the Rainbow Fish Dot to Dot and Coloring Page

I love that this dot to dot uses numbers 1-20. After your child completes the dot to dot, have them color the picture or glue shiny things (aluminum foil, sequins, gems, etc.) onto the fish for its scales. 


Rainbow Fish Game for Preschoolers

Print the Rainbow Fish Game Mat 

Ways to Use the Game Mat:

  1. Roll the die and cover that many scales with a pom pom, button, or gem. When you fill them all, you win!
  2. Write a letter in each circle. Write the same letters on circle stickers (dollar store). Cover each letter with the matching sticker. 


Rainbow Fish Cutting Strips

Print the Rainbow Fish Cutting Strips 

Print these cutting strips onto card stock (card stock is easier to cut for beginners). Cut out the rectangles and then challenge your child to cut between each rainbow fish. After they have cut and cut and cut some more, use the fish for a collage craft. Squeezing the glue will strengthen hand and finger muscles and that will also help scissor skills 


Counting and Adding with Goldfish Crackers at 4 Kinder Teachers

Rainbow Fish Alphabet Matching Craft from I Can Teach My Child. You could use this wonderful craft to practice identifying letters of your name. 

Fish Color Matching with paper fish shapes from Active Littles is a great way to practice identifying and matching colors.


Rainbow Fish Play Dough from Mrs. Plemmons Kindergarten uses a fish cookie cutter, sequins, and gems to make your own beautiful fish.

Rainbow Fish Fine Motor Skills Activity from Taming Little Monsters – This is simple to make and is a challenge that preschoolers will love. Picking up the q-tips and putting them into the holes helps to develop the pincer grasp that is important for writing. 

Rainbow Fish Graphing with Goldfish Crackers from Pocket of Preschool. This graphing activity is a lot of fun! Use it to practice sorting, counting, and comparing as you graph and then eat. 


Rainbow Fish Craft Ideas

Rainbow Fish Paper Plate Craft from Chalk Academy is made from a paper plate, construction paper, and aluminum foil for the rainbow fish’s sparkly scales. This paper plate fish craft is perfect for preschoolers because they can paint it and create in a way that is unique for them. 

This Rainbow Fish Craft uses black glue and watercolor. This rainbow fish paper craft is from The Best Ideas for Kids.

Make your own rainbow fish with bright colors of paint and celery to stamp the fish scales. Try the Celery Stamped Rainbow Fish from Crafty Morning that comes with free template. Just add a googly eye to complete this adorable craft. 


We hope you enjoy these Rainbow Fish Activities for Preschoolers as much as we do!

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